Practicum Week 5

The weeks are going by so fast.. too fast! 

This week was super full with full on production for our album cover for the band American Television. Our concept of cutting out our designs with paper and drawing everything by hand and photographing it is in full swing and its looking great so far! Plus we got approval from the client and they are super excited about it which makes it even more fun to work on. It has been so nice to be able to have a real project to handle so I can learn all the steps of working with the client (even if you have never met them and they live over-sees!) 


Ive also been totally getting spoiled at work and lets just say that many jokes were made about us all gaining a LOT of weight. One day Hubert brought in a box of cookies and brownies and sweets then the next day Aiken brought in another box of sweets and then the next day Carson brought in a whole Lindt chocolate bread cake! It was so much, I didn’t know I would be having cookies for breakfast every morning and I am not unhappy about it. On top of that Hubert and Amy, owner of Kindred & Scout Productions thanked me for helping on their project for the fairmont with a sweet box of chocolates and a nice card. No complaints here! 


Everything has been moving so fast, even projects the team has been working on are already out in the public. I saw a project I worked on already in the movie theatre for the aquarium! And Carson’s pin line he designed for Nike was released and they express shipped 3 sets for Carson, Aiken and I so now I have an absolutely dope set of pins. 

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Friday was field trip day as we worked in the studio in the morning, had lunch, then set off downtown to visit Kabam’s office space to take photos of where new illustrations would be going and to also photograph some art of Carsons that hadn’t been documented yet on his website. It was so great seeing the office there, we were given the grand tour by the lovely Eva. The space even had napping bunks for people that were getting too tired! I really wish they had this at school… man would those ever be used! (cap get on this!)

Had to snag a selfie with Carsons wall Vynl!

Had to snag a selfie with Carsons wall Vynl!

Floor graphics

Floor graphics

Aiken working her photography magic on capturing the illustration’s of Carsons at Kabam in Vancouver.

Aiken working her photography magic on capturing the illustration’s of Carsons at Kabam in Vancouver.

After the tour was over and I very slowly walked through some low shutter speed photos for Carson for his website we headed over to 1000th Parker street. If you don’t know what that is, check it out during the Art Crawl! It is an amazing building that hosts many talented artists in studios there, including the very talented Carla Tak. We dropped in on her studio and she talked about some of the new art she is producing and how she is playing with dried art from off of of her tarps as a new medium. She also told Aiken and I a bit about her life and her story of how she became an artist at age 50 and how you should always follow your passion. It was very inspiring and lovely to meet her. We then moved on to another studio called Tangible Interaction, where we got to play with their digital graffiti wall, see their OH! Science world globe project, a model of their marshmallow cloud, mini halo swarm and more.

The final piece of artwork Carson drew for the Tangible photoshoot.

The final piece of artwork Carson drew for the Tangible photoshoot.

I assisted for Carson in filling in his drawing on the Graffiti wall with electronic paint cans (don’t ask me how they did that I still don’t understand) but it was super cool. 

Carla Tak uses layering techniques, paint buckets, etc!

Carla Tak uses layering techniques, paint buckets, etc!

I think I need one of these in my dream house!

I think I need one of these in my dream house!

Carla Tak, Aiken Lao, Me, and Carson Ting. Her artwork is amazing!

Carla Tak, Aiken Lao, Me, and Carson Ting. Her artwork is amazing!

Carla’s new works

Carla’s new works

The week ended with that awesome field trip and I cant wait to continue production for American Television next week!